Sunday, August 27, 2006

Of Ribbons, Awards and Kindnesses

The 161st Dutchess County Fair went out with a rainy downpour today, but not without providing many happy memories for many children on Livestock Hill. Rebecca did a beautiful job in the showmanship competition, gracefully exhibiting Clarence's heifer, Tammy. She won second place in her division. The judge said that no one was happier to be showing a cow than Rebecca. Hannah also showed Tammy for showmanship. She placed in the middle of her division, against some stiff competition.

Our exciting win of the year was a first place ribbon for the dairy herdsman contest. This award was especially attributed to Mom who made a descriptive poster that detailed the agricultural future hopes for Bentley Farm and the events of "The Miracle of Life" birthing tent.

Many kindnesses were shown to our family throughout the fair. Of special note was the breakfast that Melody and Lenny treated the family to on Saturday morning.

Melody and Lenny took the family to breakfast at Blondie's.

So happy! Rebecca and Tammy.

In between shows, Nate and Justin (from Princeton) rapidly rub Tammy with baby powder.

Hannah watches the judge.